Episodes: September, 2011
September 30, 2011
The next SCOTUS term starts October 3rd. We'll get a preview of some of the most interesting cases.
September 29, 2011
Wolves are back in the news because of livestock deaths and a controversial kill order on the alpha male for one of Oregon's three wolf packs.
A new group gathering signatures in Oregon wants to change the way elections work nationwide. Would you participate in an Internet convention to choose a presidential nominee?
September 28, 2011
Should it be mandatory for all midwives in Oregon to be licensed in order to practice? The question is dividing the midwifery community — we want to know what you think. What's your experience?
September 27, 2011
International student enrollment numbers are hitting record highs at Oregon's public universities. What does this mean for local students?
Last week President Obama announced that states will have the option to opt out of No Child Left Behind, as long as they meet certain standards. What's the state teachers union reaction?
September 26, 2011
The Obama Administration announced last week that states can opt out of No Child Left Behind if they meet certain requirements. What's Oregon's plan?
OPB News reporter, Kristian Foden Vencil, worked for months to gain access to and interview convicted murderer and Death Row inmate, Gary Haugen.
September 23, 2011
Local author Patrick deWitt has been short-listed for Britain's prestigious Man Booker Prize. We'll talk to him about his craft.
September 22, 2011
In the wake of the collapse of Portland's REAL Prep hip-hop charter school, we look at a school that made the idea work in St. Paul, Minnesota.
What's it like to be an Oregonian living in poverty in the 21st century?
September 21, 2011
State workers are encouraged to sign up for a Health Engagement Model (HEM) as part of their new health insurance plan — but some union members have strong objections to it.
September 20, 2011
The rise of non-communicable diseases such as cancer and heart disease in developing countries has prompted a meeting of United Nations leaders to discuss what should be done to curb the growth.
Even though some GOP lawmakers tried to delay it, the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell will take effect today. What does this mean for you?
September 19, 2011
The Nature Conservancy has gotten into the commercial fishing game in recent months. We'll get an update on what their new "risk pool" program means for west coast fishermen.
Home foreclosure filings are on the decline in some parts of the state, but where is the housing market headed now?
September 16, 2011
What are the benefits of forming advocacy groups based on age?
September 15, 2011
An international conference on the developmental origins of disease will be held in Portland this year. The founder of the research field, David Barker, is on the faculty at OHSU. He'll talk to us about his work.
September 14, 2011
A couple who belongs to the controversial Followers of Christ church in Oregon City will face trial this week for the death of their infant son.
An increasing number of Portland-area police officers are being arrested for DUIIs. Is this a sign that police drinking problems are getting worse, or that law enforcement is no longer turning a blind eye to policing its own officers?
September 13, 2011
We'll get an environmental update from OPB's Ecotrope blogger, Cassandra Profita about the future of sustainable energy sources in Oregon.
An Oregon National Guard unit returns this month from a one year tour of duty in Iraq. What is it like for them to come back to civilian life?
September 12, 2011
Following our Summer Recess series we speak with Republican Representative Greg Walden. What do you want to ask him?
September 9, 2011
Why is a longshoremen's union trying to block grain shipments to the Port of Longview?
President Barack Obama rolled out a new job plan Thursday. How will this affect you?
September 8, 2011
September 7, 2011
We kick off a new series where people tell their personal stories about what it's like to work in their jobs.
How did the city of Oakridge come to have a $420,000 budget gap?
September 6, 2011
Journalist Christian DeBenedetti traveled all over the country exploring the nation's growing craft beer movement. We'll hear what he discovered and why America may be the best place in the world for a cold pint.
A new lawsuit against the Oregon Department of Human Services alleges the agency should have prevented the death of 15-year-old Jeanette Maples.